Storm chaser Max Grady can already feel it: there’s a tornado coming to his hometown of Chance, Nebraska. Max is going after it, and the only person he wants by his side is police officer Bree McDermott, fellow adrenaline junkie, his best friend, and the woman Max has secretly been in love with for years. But when a close call with a tornado leaves them lip-locked, Max knows that the danger is only beginning.
Bree is always up for excitement. Her close and sexy encounter with Max is unlike anything she’s felt before, and she wants more. As they work together to help clean up Chance, the air between them crackles with sexual tension. But Bree has a tendency to look ahead to the next thrill, and Max knows it. Now they’re all tangled up as they chase the strongest force of nature on earth: love.
Genre: Romance – Contemporary, Friends-to-Lovers
Stand Alone: Yes
Part of a Series: Yes – Book 2 of the Taking Chances Series
POV: Dual – Bree and Max
Steam Level: Toasty Warm
Tangled Up is the second book in the Taking chances series. While well written I was a bit disappointed in the story. This story takes place at the exact same time as Twisted Up and has some of the same scenes, just with a different couple’s point of view. The story itself diverges enough so that it can be, and is, its own story with some of the same scenes glossed over rather than retold (such as when Jake and Max went to go find the little girl who was looking for her dog) but others (the major plot points) are retold in their entirety.
The ice cream humor/metaphors makes this book pretty funny which was a plus but I found myself getting annoyed with the characters telling each what they are thinking/feeling (such as Max telling Bree what Bree is thinking/feeling).
One of the bigger plot points in both books is getting the town rebuilt so that it’s presentable for the family that is thinking about moving there, however neither closes that loop and tells up whether or not they do.
Unlike book 1, this story is that there is an epilogue which was nice…but also leads me to believe that it’s a lead into a third book (???).
If you want a fun escape this is a great book with an excellent mix of fun, action, and steam.
I received this book for free from the author/publisher via NetGalley. I’m voluntarily giving an honest review.
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